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Multi-Modal Care for Whiplash Patients

Laser Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the mobility and function of the median nerve is restricted as it passes through the wrist, which can result in symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in parts of the hand and some fingers. To reduce inflammation, restore joint motion, and improve median nerve […]

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The Lumbar Discs, Low Back Pain, and Chiropractic Care

A Simple Model Approximately half of the adults in America suffer from chronic pain (1). Chronic pain affects every region of the body. The most significantly affected region of the body is the low back (2). The largest modern review of the chiropractic profession was published in the journal Spine on December 1, 2017, and […]

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Are X-Rays Always Necessary for Whiplash?

X-ray has been a very important diagnostic tool since its discovery by W.C. Röntgen in 1895. It provided a non-invasive means to peer inside the body, which opened the doors to better diagnostic and treatment decisions by clinicians. Over 100 years later, x-rays are still in common use in healthcare settings, including chiropractic offices, to […]

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The Effectiveness of Lumbar Belts for Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common condition that many attempt to self-manage prior to seeking treatment at their local chiropractic office. One approach that an individual with LBP may reach for, especially if it helps keep them working, is a low back belt or brace. A 2008 systematic review concluded that lumbar belt […]

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The Headache, Neck Pain, and Jaw Pain Trio

Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a painful and disabling condition that affects the joints, muscles, and nerves of the jaw. Those who suffer with TMD experience challenges with opening their mouth, which can make eating solid food impossible or even semi-solid or soft foods challenging. Patients with TMD often experience sharp pain when yawning, and even […]

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Mechanical Wrist Traction for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treatment guidelines for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) encourage patients to utilize non-surgical options before consulting with a surgeon, of which chiropractic care is an excellent choice. To manage the patient with carpal tunnel syndrome, a doctor of chiropractic will take a multimodal approach—that is, they will combine several therapies in order to achieve an optimal […]

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Cervical Versus Lumbar Intervertebral Discs

The Anatomical, Clinical, and Management Distinctions The Cervical Disc is NOT a Mini Lumbar Disc Most of what is understood and taught about the intervertebral discs was ascertained by studying the lumbar discs. The “era of the intervertebral disc” began in 1934 when William Jason Mixter and Joseph Seaton Barr read their paper, Rupture of […]

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Chiropractic Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Low back and/or pelvic pain in pregnancy is extremely common. A study published in the journal Spine in 1996 indicated that 76% of women reported back pain at some time during pregnancy (1). A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2002 indicated that 35.5% of pregnant women […]

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